Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sustainable Fashion = Christopher Raeburn's Upcycled Military + M & M Wrapper Gown


Christopher Raeburn sources his fabrics from decommissioned military stock, including British combat jackets and deadstock parachutes that fail to pass opacity or wind-resistance tests.
His wearable yet luxe looks, which are at once ethereal and hardwearing, are inundated with shocks of high-voltage orange and pure white amid heavily textured greens, mustards, and creams
see his archives here

M & M Wrapper Gown ...

To create the gown, more than 1,800 flowers were individually cut and sewn from 600 Peanut M&M wrappers, a time-consuming process that took over 100 hours of labor.
(Five yards of silk charmeuse and silk shantung were used for the lining.)


Christina Liedtke’s wearable artwork depicts flowers in bloom: The top of the dress displays the initial budding, while the middle portrays a “landscape of blooming vibrant poppies,” according to the designer. “Finally, the bottom of the dress expresses a collage of fully bloomed mature flowers,” she adds.
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Waste nothing is the G. O. isn't it ?
Everything has value.
OK ...
gotta fly ...
I'm off scrounging ...
remember ...
Waste Not Do Want.

3 Comments:

divadownunder said...

Of course, after eating 600 packets of peanut M&Ms, Christina was subsequently unable to model her own outfit... ;-D

PlanningQueen said...

Love those outfits! Would love one of those hats in the top picture.

grrl + dog said...

keep scrounging..

the dress is amazing.. I wonder who ate all the peanut M&M's?

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